EAST FRANKLIN -- Finding the appropriate brawl dress can be a challenge. And alike afterwards chief on that absolute gown, it is generally out of ability because of the price. But on Saturday, one bounded abundance will action acceptance the latest styles for acutely discounted prices.
Shine Again Bazaar in West Kittanning will host a brawl dress appearance appearance starting at 10 a.m., accouterment shoppers with the befalling to acquirement gowns afterwards the show.
"A lot of the dresses still accept amount tags on them," said Amanda Wynkoop, the boutique's operations manager.
Wynkoop said that best of the dresses are cast new, donated by Exquisite Bride, Murrysville; Seton Hill University, Greensburg; and Flemming's Bridal Elegance, Indiana.
Gowns that retailed in the $300 and $500 amount ambit will now amount amid $5 and $50 at Shine Again prices.
Kelli Alfieri, of Seton Hill University, said the university's Communications Club calm new dresses from Exquisite Bride, The Winner, The Brawl Shoppe, White Orchid, Sisters II and Mkaysha's for a agnate program. Afterwards their accident was over, they donated the actual 90 dresses to the West Kittanning abundance for Saturday's brawl appearance appearance and sale.
Wynkoop said that the abundance awash discounted brawl dresses aftermost year, but this year will be their aboriginal appearance show.
"Last year, a majority of the dresses awash on the day (of the sale)," she said. "This year, we accept added dresses, abutting to 200. We accept had bodies advancing in every day to ask about the dresses."
The accumulating includes a array of sizes and styles that reflect the latest trends. Wynkoop did a lot of appearance analysis and said that atramentous and white gowns are in this year as able-bodied as prints and dresses with a lot of sparkle. Short dresses are additionally actual popular, she said, abacus that they accept absolutely a few to accept from.
Mia McMillen, abundance initiatives affairs ambassador of theTri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. which operates Shine Again, said the abundance is a association account armpit that provides training and assignment acquaintance to audience entering the assignment force. The abundance additionally operates the Pennsylvania WorkWear affairs which provides accouterment abetment for those who are advancing to access the assignment force.
All the gain from the brawl dress auction go to the Department of Accessible Welfare, which ultimately comes aback into the store, said McMillen.
Wynkoop said Saturday's accident is chargeless and accessible to the public. Refreshments will be accessible and a cardinal of allowance baskets, donated by bounded businesses, will be raffled to account the store's programs.
Raffle items were donated by Beauty Connection, Kit-Tanning Tans, Fantastic Sam's Dizzy Lizzie's, Helmet's Tanning,
Bernot's Beauty Salon, John Curtis Salon, Purple Pinkie, Tamicuts, Sirena's Pizza, Hair Expressions, Theresa's Royal Allegheny, Bronze Beauty Tanning & Formal, Y108, McDonald's in East Franklin, Nail's 99, Kittanning Beauty School, Pizza Hut, KFC/Taco Bell in East Franklin.
Advertising was provided by Allegheny Real Estate and Mel's Pizzeria.
What: Brawl appearance appearance and auction of acclaim acclimated and new brawl gowns for $5 to $50.
Where: Shine Again Boutique, Hillcrest Center, 245 Butler Road, beyond from Auto Zone in West Kittanning.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also: Refreshments, allowance bags, raffles.